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JOAN L. MILLMAN
52nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

May 2004 Community Report

MILLMAN BRINGS MAMMOGRAM VAN TO DISTRICT OFFICE


Assemblywoman Millman and technicians from St. Vincents Hospital, who provided free mammograms and examinations for Brooklyn women.
On Thursday, April 29th, Assemblywoman Millman, Chair of the Assembly Taskforce on Women's Issues and a member of the Assembly Standing Committee on Aging, sponsored a free mammography van, provided by the Circle of Hope Foundation and Saint Vincent's Medical Center, for Brooklyn women.

More than twenty women came to Assemblywoman Millman's district office, located at 341 Smith Street between Carroll and First Place, to receive free mammograms. The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 40 and older should have a mammogram every year.

Assemblywoman Millman encouraged constituents to take advantage of these free screenings. She said, "I was pleased to be able to provide free mammograms to women of Brooklyn. I encourage all women to regularly get mammograms because early detection really is the best method of prevention."

St. Vincent Medical Center's Mammography Van is a brand new, state of the art, mobile screening unit sponsored by the New York State Department for the Aging.


Millman, United States Post Office and Eileen Dugan Senior Center Team Up to "Stamp Out Hunger"

From May 1-8th, Assemblywoman Millman and the United Stated Post Office will be joining the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in collecting non-perishable goods to donate to local food pantries. She encourages local residents to bring donations of canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal, rice and other items to help needy families in our community.

Assemblywoman Millman is asking residents to bring donations to the Eileen Dugan Senior Center, at 380 Court Street, or to their local post office. Millman said, "I am spreading the word about the United States Postal Service's worthy campaign and asking local senior citizens who benefit from a post office right in their senior center, to contribute. I am confident that residents of the 52nd Assembly District will generously participate in this food drive."


Millman Introduces Legislation to Protect Children and Animals from the Dangers of Antifreeze Poisoning

Assemblywoman Millman celebrates Arbor Day at Carroll Park with Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel and children from P.S. 58.
Assemblywoman Millman recently introduced legislation requiring the addition of a bittering agent to antifreeze, which has a sweet taste and poisons scores of children and thousands of animals every year.

This legislation, already law in California and Nevada, would help improve consumer safety and reduce the number of accidental poisonings, which one anti-freeze manufacturer estimated affects 90,000 pets and animals each year and several young children. This legislation is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumers Union, the Humane Society and many others.

"This seems to me, and many animals' rights and consumer advocacy groups, to be an effective solution to a deadly problem. I am optimistic that this legislation will go far in preventing thousands of accidental poisonings and deaths," said Millman.

To voice your support for this legislation or to find out about other legislative initiatives sponsored by Assemblywoman Millman, you can contact her district office at 718-246-4889.


Don't Forget Assemblywoman Millman's

7th Annual Senior Fair
Friday, May 21st, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
At P.S. 58, 330 Smith Street

(entrance on 1st Place between Smith and Court Streets)
Come Learn About:
Social Security Benefits, Nutrition, EPIC Prescription Program, Managed Health Care, Reduced Fare Metro Cards, Elder Care, Health and Safety Tips
Also Free: Legal Advice for Seniors, Podiatric Care, Blood Pressure Tests, Raffle

For more information, contact David Cohen in Assemblywoman Millman's office


Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889


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